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    Darwin’s theory of evolution is a theory that is universally acclaimed by numerous scientists and citizens. Darwin’s general theory of evolution states that complex creatures such as us have evolved from more simplistic creatures over time and essential genetic mutations are preserved because they act as an aid for survival (Anon. 2002). This process is known as natural selection (Anon. 2002). Subsequently, Darwin argued that natural selection is an inevitable outcome of three principles caused by nature. Firstly, as stated above, the characteristics of a specific organism can be inherited or passed down from parent to offspring; Darwin also stated that the resources for survival are limited thus promoting competition within organisms (Boundless,…

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    Darwin’s finches (also known as Galápagos finches) are a group/species of birds from the Galápagos (13 species) and Cocos (1 species) Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Charles Darwin collected these birds on the second voyage on the Beagle in 1831. It is often stated that the finches were the key to the development of his theory of evolution and Natural Selection. They are used as evidence in many of Darwin’s textbooks. The finches Darwin collected included three species of seed-eating ground…

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    such diversity in an environment that seems to offer so little. Certainly, many of the initial arrivals to the islands did not come at an opportune time: at a time without a mate to greet them, without a plant to feed on, without a bit of soil to put down roots. Often, over the millions of years that chance brought birds in a storm, sea lions and penguins in currents, seeds across from the continent, the first life to remain would have been "pioneer" species. These species are those…

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    Charles Darwin went on a voyage and the ship name was called HMS Beagle. His most popular studies were in the Galapagos islands. He discovered that in 1831 that finches have different beaks and colored feathers in different islands of the Galapagos islands. This meant, if the finches had an offspring, it could be different from it's parents, creating a new species of finches. Two different organisms Darwin studied were pigeons and Iguanas. Let's start with the domestic pigeon. When Darin…

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    Charles Darwin was the father of the revolutionary theory called evolution. This theory stated that species would would adapt to their environment by slow changing the species through millions of generations. To prove this theory Darwin examined animals from different island in the galapagos islands. One of his more well known observations is his observation of the galapagos finches. When Darwin observed the finches he realized they were all similar but some had different wing colors or…

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    Galapagos Islands. Darwin’s father decided to send him to Cambridge to earn a degree “bachelor of arts.” Darwin did, in fact, graduate from Cambridge after full attendance of four years, alongside interests of “collecting specimens.” A close friend of Darwin offered a chance to explore his desire to collecting specimens by an expedition of the world, which lasted five years. Darwin’s father didn’t want Darwin to go, but later agreed and even paid for his trip. The rest of the trip was of Darwin…

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    findings of all time and has slowly shaped several fields of psychology. Darwin helped craft the theory of evolution through his examination of natural selection in nature and showed the world how different variations of animals came to be. While his opinion wasn’t very popular during his time it has become more accepted throughout the years with more facts and because of this, is on the verge of becoming law instead of theory. Darwin’s theoretical concepts, ideas that were astounding for his…

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    Charles Darwin wrote a book "On the Origin of Species" in 1859 that first contemplated the theory of natural selection by the process that an organism can change over its lifetime resulting changes and having both heritable physical or behavioral characteristics. These changes would allow organisms to adapt to its environment, help it to survive and reproduce. Evolution by natural selection is the most supported theories in the history of science by evidence with a wide variety of scientific…

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    documentary video of Judgement Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, the basic conflict in the town of Dover, PA is that the school board of Dover High school intended to introduce the theory of Intelligence Design to the science class in the ninth grade, trying to break the exclusive mode of setting Darwin’s evolution theory as monopoly. Some residents, mainly the parents of the ninth grade students who insisted their beliefs on Darwin’s theory sued the school board for enforcing the teaching…

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    Charles Darwin’s studies on natural selection showed how living organisms are unique but share similarities as well. His observations on the Galapagos finches were a prime example of unity and diversity of life. He concluded that the several species of finches derived from one common ancestor. Over time, the ancestral finches migrated to the other islands in the Galapagos and after many generations they gradually evolved differently to be able to adapt to their respective environments. He called…

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